Monthly Archives: September 2017

1-yr Research Fellow in the Evolution of Senescence, U Leeds

Postdoc in Bangor

Post-doc position with Alexander Papadopulos on the genomics of parallel adaptation to heavy metal toxicity. Info can also be accessed here: and further details are available here:

Accommodation required for postdoc

Message from Victor:

Marisol is a postdoc coming to work on the APS for at least 1 year starting on 29 September and she is looking for a room to rent. If you have a spare room or know of anyone who is interested in renting a room please contact her at

Looking for a place for a small study group? Landmark Trust light bulb moments

Landmark Futures is a new scheme to offer ten free stays each year in Landmark Trust buildings to institutions in higher education and other qualifying organisations.

The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity that rescues and restores historic buildings and then lets them for self-catering holidays to pay for maintenance. They care for some 200 buildings across Britain, sleeping up to 16 people.

These stays will be for small groups of up to 8-10 people for academic purposes: study, discussion, teaching, field study, writing, etc.

Landmark provides the accommodation, including the cost of housekeeping and services; stayers will be responsible for all travel and food costs.

All disciplines are welcome – Astrophysicists to creative writers

Apply by midnight on Sunday 5th November

Julia Schroeder from Imperial (previously from Terry’ group) used them last year. See her feedback.


2 Postdocs in Edinburgh

Postdoc in population genomics

Enthusiastic and motivated postdoc wanted to:

i) develop analytic and simulation based methods for modelling selection and demography from whole genome data
ii) apply these new tools to whole genome datasets to quantify genome-wide selection and make inferences about the speciation process

Applicants should have a strong interest in statistical inference and population genetics, a PhD in a relevant subject area (population genetics, statistics, computer science or a related quantitative field) and a strong track record of independent and creative thinking.

Postdoc in butterfly speciation genomics

I am looking for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoc interested in comparative genomics and speciation. The postdoc will collaborate closely with Lepbase ( to generate and analyse whole genome data for several European butterfly species and investigate the genomics of speciation in a comparative framework

Applicants should have a strong background in comparative and evolutionary genomics and a PhD in a relevant subject area (genetics, bioinformatics). Experience working with whole genome data is essential, as is a strong track record of independent and creative thinking. Experience with long read data, genome assembly and genome analysis/interrogation would be very advantageous.

Both postdocs will collaborate with several Project Partners in the UK and abroad and there is ample scope within the project to develop independent lines of research with a view to establishing themselves as independent investigators. The grant includes substantial funds for computing, sequencing and to attend international conferences.

Both positions are for 3 years from 1st February 2018 and can be extended for a further 2 years based on performance.

To apply, go to and search for vacancies 041050 and 041051. Closing date for applications: 6th of October 2017.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ahead of application.